Famous for its scenic beauty, great outdoors environment, vibrant arts scene, a large number of microbreweries, sheer number of cyclists, tattooed hipsters and rainy days, Portland is a liberal oasis in a conservative state. The city embraces its weirdness, and supports all types of communities. If you are vegan, LGBT, eco-conscious, an outdoor lover or a coffee fanatic, this metropolis is a haven for you.
Women digital nomads should use common sense when traveling in Portland. Like every other big city, Portland has its crime problems, troubled areas and a large number of homeless people living on the streets. Try to avoid Old Town, 82nd Avenue and Sandy Blvd, mostly at night.
Portland is a city of many independent individuals, and home to several active coworking spaces and a great makers' space. For longer stays, rents are significantly cheaper than other big U.S. cities.
The best time to visit Portland is from June to August, when consistently warm weather allows the city's outdoorsy culture to thrive. March to May is Spring in Portland, and is marked by rising temperatures and scattered rain showers. During winter, expect rainy days but milder temperature. Best time to spend checking out Portland's legendary coffee and craft beer scene.